Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

by Wilder Adkins

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Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, born to set Thy people free;
 from our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s strength and consolation, hope of all the earth Thou art;
 dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart. Born Thy people to deliver, born a child, and yet a King, born to reign in us forever, now Thy gracious kingdom bring. By Thine own eternal Spirit rule in all our hearts alone;
 by Thine own sufficient merit, raise us to Thy glorious throne. I wait, await, await, await I’m waiting for my king to come I wait, await, await, await I’m waiting for my king to come The morning stars will sing together On the day of His Holy birth The sons of God will shout for joy Oh praise the Lord of all the Earth Someday war will be a memory Someday we will rise above The racial strife, the choosing sides I will abide in my heavenly home

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This is a new take on the original hymn by Charles Wesley. It's said that Charles Wesley wrote this hymn in response to looking around at the darkness and strife of his own time period, so I tried to do a little bit of the same in adding a new section to this song.

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released November 9, 2018

Wilder Adkins - vocals, guitars
Heather Hester - vocals
Abigail Workman - harp
Jamison Harper - flute
Nathan Gemeinhart - bass
Cody Marsh - drums

recording and mixed by Corey Scogin
additional recording done by Brad Lyons and Johnathan Player
Mastered by Nick Petersen, Track & Field Recording

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